The Smokey Boys Band


Wing Agency Artist: Smokey Boys Band

The Smokey Boys Band has toured with many Grand Ole Opry Country music artists over the years, and has been featured on TV shows such as "The Mike Martin Show" and "AM Philidelphia". They have also appeared on two CPTV Public television music programs highlighting their original music and have appeared in the movie Friday the 13th Part 2.

The Smokey Boys Band features:

Tim Gay - Singer, songwriter, rhythm guitar.

Tim is the founding member of the Smokey Boys Band and started the group in 1979 and toured through out the US for many years. Tim & The Smokey Boys band has worked backing up Grand Ole Opry artists Big Al Downing, Tommy Cash, & John Conley. He has toured as opening act for Del Reeves, Kitty Wells, Terri Gibbs, Jeannie C. Riley, Hank Williams Original Drifting Cowboys & Asleep At The Wheel to name just a few. Tim started in New Haven, Ct in 1966 with his group The Eastern Alliance and played and recorded many albums over the years.

John Brown - Bass, pedal steel guitar, lap steel, and vocals.

John is a multi instrumentalist and co-founder of the Connecticut band Eight to the Bar. John has over 50 years experience playing bass, guitar, pedal steel and lap steel. John has brought his unique style on the stage and in the studio performing and opening up for legendary artists such as BB King, John Lee Hooker, the Byrds and Asleep at the Wheel. He has also opened shows for Grand Ole Opry artists Tommy Cash, Kitty Wells & Christy Lane.

Vic Dias - Drums & vocals

Vic has been around the block playing in the New Haven area, he's performed and recorded with many local bands over the past few years. In addition to knowing and playing virtually any style of music, he is also a singer and songwriter. With 30 years of music experience, he has played with Lee Andrews and the Hearts, Muddy Waters pianist, Pinetop Perkins along with New Haven's own Ron Simone.

Mark Bisson - Lead Guitar & Vocals

Mark, aka, "Mark the Mad Dog Bisson" grew up in Fall River, Massachusetts. The Beatles and their rock'n'roll roots inspired Mark's first band, The Beacons, in his early teens. He later joined Frigate Rose, Cat's Cradle, and Strutter from Boston, where he played the Boston rock scene for several years at venues including Katy's, The RatSkeller, the Groggery and other clubs in the circuit. Next came his thirty-six year teaching career during which he directed the St. Luke's Blues Band and acquired his nick name, "Mark the Mad Dog." While teaching and living in Connecticut, he got back into bands playing in Blues 'n Such, By Default, and The Blue Sky Band.


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